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post #1 of 15 Old 1st December 2012, 02:19 AM Thread Starter
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So I went to a muffler shop of someone I knew from a few cars ago to see if he would install my catless headers (I live in Ca) and he went on to explain that he can't do the install due to Ca restrictions. I said OK i understand, no big deal I can find another shop to do it and I respect your decision to protect you and your business. He went on to tell me that if CHP can determine that my car is not CA smog legal that they can get a request from the courts to crush my car. So CHP can look under my car with a mirror and if they don't see the CATS they can impound my car and request it to be destroyed. I know they do this to repeat offenders for street racing but have you guys heard of this for modified cars not being cited for racing?? I've also been victim of State Referee visits in the past (which suck) but to destroy a car because it doesn't have CATS seems VERY extreme. I have to admit, it made me think twice about getting my headers installed. Needless to say I found a shop that is going to install them on Tuesday CAN'T WAIT!!!

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That's when Lawyers come in

So long answer short, you will be fine as long as you have a good reason.. also they won't crush your car if its your first offense, now I don't know about repeat offense.. that can be different. Also if the car has a bank lein things can get complicated. But you should be fine for the most part just that if a CHP pulls you over and for SOME ODD reason they ticket you for cats then put the cats back on and move on. But they won't crush your car on your first offence NO WAY!


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Geez-that would indeed be awful, but i think they would need a court order to destroy personal property, and you would have an opportunity to appear and show you fixed the vehicle. The car could possible be impounded initially, but an attorney could probably work the release based on a promise to repair the system within a certain timeline.
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this is exactly why i will NEVER own a car registered in the state of california. ever. period.


too many laws. shits crazy.
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this is exactly why i will NEVER own a car registered in the state of california. ever. period.


too many laws. shits crazy.
I need an out of state address!
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One of the reasons when I deleted my 2ndary cats, I added a 3.5" resonator. If they ever did a "quick look" under the car, I'm hoping they'd mistake the resonator for cats.

Our primary cats are so hard to see from a visual.

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1988 e28 m5 STROKER 420bhp 91 octane(Paul Burke s38b39); Euro RestoMod track car: caged, 6 point FIA harness, FIA Sabelt GT-160 seats...AC/heater, interior, sunroof, rear seat delete; Euro Headers, dump valve, and race cats; z3 1.9L ssk; custom Ground Control Coilovers/camber plates; Mason Engineering front/rear strut bars; Brembo 6/4 BBK; 17x8 BBS RK w/Dunlop StarSpec II; undergoing Euro restoration, building the sub 2,600lb e28 CSL ///Motorsport never built.

1996 FZJ 80; Factory TRD Supercharger; Expo/Overland/Backcountry Rig; custom sleeper/drawer system, full rock armor, 33"s on 2.5" OME Heavy Lift; 221,000 miles and counting.
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Mexico is so close, my friend. If they were going to crush my car they wouldn't catch me.
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Crap. I just put on a custom mid-pipe and deleted my secondary cats and resonators... I guess my only saving grace is that this is would be my first offense.
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Crap. I just put on a custom mid-pipe and deleted my secondary cats and resonators... I guess my only saving grace is that this is would be my first offense.
Dude...sound clips ASAP!

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1988 e28 m5 STROKER 420bhp 91 octane(Paul Burke s38b39); Euro RestoMod track car: caged, 6 point FIA harness, FIA Sabelt GT-160 seats...AC/heater, interior, sunroof, rear seat delete; Euro Headers, dump valve, and race cats; z3 1.9L ssk; custom Ground Control Coilovers/camber plates; Mason Engineering front/rear strut bars; Brembo 6/4 BBK; 17x8 BBS RK w/Dunlop StarSpec II; undergoing Euro restoration, building the sub 2,600lb e28 CSL ///Motorsport never built.

1996 FZJ 80; Factory TRD Supercharger; Expo/Overland/Backcountry Rig; custom sleeper/drawer system, full rock armor, 33"s on 2.5" OME Heavy Lift; 221,000 miles and counting.
2008 Audi A3 S-Line Quattro w/flappy paddles (Mammoth Mountain Commuter)
2000 e39 m5 TiAg (Gone, but not forgotten) sold 7/2014 to a good home.

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I have the same resonators in section 1 so they look like cats. I have had no cats on one of my cars for 8 years
Never heard of a car being crushed for not cats, normally it's for drag racing.

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